As the title suggests, I'm wondering when is the best time to start shaving a cape after going into the pickle? I started with a bone dry cape which I know wasn't ideal, but I thought it would rehydrate in the pickle. It is, but it's still pretty stiff. It's only been a few days and has gotten better, but will it come good with time or does it need to be shaved to help it along? I'm using citric acid and the pH is between 1-2 and have been stiring it at least once a day. Thanks.